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Ann Hampton Callaway sings "The Linda Ronstadt Songbook".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Tucson Handweavers & Spinners Guild; Arizona Theatre Company's "Silent Sky"; and Adiba Nelson on "The Trick That is Halloween".

Ocean & Space

Learn about UA scientists in the Southern Ocean measuring climate change; and celebrating the past and future of space exploration at Spacefest X.

OSIRIS-REx team IDs targets among boulders of asteroid's rough terrain

Asteroid Bennu's tricky surface has pushed the mission to take a new approach to sample collection.

Geoff Notkin on the past - and future - of space exploration.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Mexican rock stars sing out about immigration; and a party to celebrate the "The Queen of the Night" at Tohono Chul.

Arizona Spotlight for July 18th, 2019

Flagstaff Red Screen Film Festival presents indigenous stories for all to see; Retired astronaut Mark Kelly reflects on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing; and a Spotlight Session from Heather Hardy & Alvin Blaine.

Lowell Observatory marks 125th anniversary with 3-day celebration

The Flagstaff observatory, which took part in confirming the expansion of the universe, has embarked on a multiyear expansion plan.

Dr. Mae C. Jemison: "Living Deeply and Looking Up"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Artists wish UA students good luck during finals week; Exploring Persian fairy tales and women in mythology; Adiba Nelson on the challenges of being a mom.

NASA Announces First Detection of ‘Marsquake’

While scientists had picked up vibrations before, the recent detection was the first clearly coming from the planet.

Scientists Confirm Methane on Mars, Locate Possible Source

The authors also used geology and climate models to plot the gas's likely source.

Comets Catch the Eye of UA Planetary Scientists

The paths of Jupiter-family comets are twisted into tighter orbits around the sun by the gravity of that planet.

Upcoming Milestones for OSIRIS-REx Mission

A discussion with the mission's image processing lead scientist.

Asteroid Receives Holiday Visitor: OSIRIS-REx Arrives at Bennu

About the size of an SUV, the spacecraft will shadow the asteroid for a year, before scooping up some gravel for return to Earth in 2023.

Tucson Researcher Tracking Unusual Blue Asteroid

UA student's data includes comet Phaethon's link to Geminid meteor shower

NASA Mission Passes Key Milestone With Yuma Parachute Test

The agency can now give the Orion parachute system the go-ahead for flights with astronauts.

OSIRIS-REx Mission to Asteroid Bennu Marks Milestone

The spacecraft captured its first images of the asteroid.

Judge Sides With Pima County On Part 2 of World View Case

Ruling says the county properly entered into no-bid contracts with builders so it could meet World View's needs.

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